Coleonyx elegans

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Coleonyx elegans
Yucatan Banded Gecko.PNG
Yucatan banded gecko, Coleonyx elegans
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Eublepharidae
Genus: Coleonyx
Species: C. elegans
Binomial name
Coleonyx elegans
Gray, 1845[1]
  • Coleonyx elegans elegans (Gray, 1845)
  • Coleonyx elegans nemoralis (Klauber, 1945)

Coleonyx elegans, the Yucatán banded gecko, is a species of geckos found in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize.[2]

It is a common inhabitant of forested and open habitats throughout Yucatan peninsula. It is terrestrial and largely nocturnal, although abroad during day. It feeds on invertebrates, including spiders, crickets and beetles.


  1. ^ Catalogue of the Specimens of Lizards in the Collection of the British Museum. JE Gray, 1845
  2. ^ Campbell, Jonathan A. (1999). Amphibians and Reptiles of Northern Guatemala, the Yucatan, and Belize. University of Oklahoma Press. pp. 123–125. ISBN 978-0-8061-3066-8.